Events & Programs

Spring 2018

Ashes: A Journey to Self-Love
ChoreoDrama written by Zoë Flowers
Vignettes co-written by Sherri Pullum

Directed by Lily Mengesha,PhD‘18
CAST: Becky Bass‘13; Jackie Davis; Mysia Anderson,PhD‘22; Pamela Lambert

Produced by ​t​he Department of Africana Studies’​ ​Rites and Reason TheatreBrown University

7:00PM, March 2 & 3, 2018
3:00PM, March 4 with Folkthought
The BassPas @ Churchill House
155 Angell Street - Providence

FREE and Open to Everyone

Fall 2017 

The Department of Africana Studies/Rites and Reason Theatre's ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY!

Weds., December 6, 2017
From 5:00PM to 9:00PM

FREE and Open to Everyone

RSVP via Facebook or Evite
For more information, email:
africana_studies@brown.edu

SNEABJ Presents: RACE IN THE MEDIA, 4th Annual Forum

Keynote Speaker Donte Stallworth, Moderator Jay Harris and featured panelists will discuss: NFL stance on the national anthem; Colin Kaepernick; The White House's treatment of the media

Free and Open to Everyone

RSVP REQUIRED: SNEABJ@gmail.com

The Department of Africana Studies/Rites and Reason Theatre's Fall Open House

Wednesday, September 20
@ 5PM to 7PM
Churchill House BassPas
155 Angell Street

RSVP via email or Facebook africana_studies@brown.edu 

FREE and Open to Everyone

FRIDAY, SEPT. 15, 2017 @ 4PM
BROWN BOOKSTORE | 244 THAYER ST.

Insurgent Knowledges: Book Talk

DAMIEN M. SOJOYNER,
ANTHROPOLOGY, UC-IRVINE
First Strike:
Educational Enclosures in
Black Los Angeles


SABINA E. VAUGHT,
EDUCATION, TUFTS UNIVERSITY
Compulsory:
Education and the Dispossession of
Youth in a PrisonSchool

FREE and Open to Everyone thanks to the generous support of Brown's Dept. ofAfricana Studies; Dept. of Education; Dept. of Anthropology; and the CSSJ

Click on the link for more information.


Spring 2017

Commencement/Reunion Weekend 

The Department of Africana Studies' Diploma Ceremony

Sunday, May 28th
Churchill House BassPas
*Starting immediately following university exercises - approximately 2:15pm

Reception
*Starting immediately following diploma ceremony - approximately 3:15pm

Livestream Link

TRIPPING OVER ROOTS
Running from the violence of their times, three Black men encounter each other in the woods ... they clash, share, collaborate and ... ... ...

A new play by Jaymes Jorsling 
Directed by Ken-Matt Martin’19, Brown/Trinity MFA
Ronald Kevin Lewis, Asst. Director

With:
Will Adams’19, Brown/Trinity MFA
Freddie Fulton
Antonio Woodard’19, Brown/Trinity MFA

OPENING WEEKEND
7:00PM - May 18th, 19th, 20th
3:00PM - May 21st with FolkThought

COMMENCEMENT WEEKEND
7:00PM - May 25th, 26th
11:00AM - May 27th with FolkThought

Churchill House BassPas
155 Angell Street - Providence, RI

FREE & OPEN TO EVERYONE

A Department of Africana Studies' Rites and Reason Theatre Production in collaboration with the Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice and the Heimark Artist-In-Residence Black Spatial Relics Project with generous support from the Brown Arts Initiative

DAS/RRT Colloquium Series

Vanessa Fabien, PhD
Presidential Diversity 
Postdoctoral Fellow
Race and Environment  

"Thought in Action: Retrieving the Historical Stewardship in African American Environmental Thought, 19th and 20th Century"

Wednesday, April 19th @ 12PM
Churchill House Conference Room 
155 Angell Street - Providence, RI

RSVP africana_studies@brown.edu

Open Forum: First 100 Days of the Trump Administration and the Resistance

The Dept. of Africana Studies/Rites and Reason Theatre invites all Brown University students, alumni, faculty and staff to an OPEN FORUM

Tuesday, April 18 @ 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Churchill House Lower Level
155 Angell Street - Providence, RI 

FACILITATORS:

JORDAN CAMP, Postdoctoral Fellow Center for the Study of Race & Ethnicity in America (CSREA)Watson Institute for International Studies

KEVIN ESCUDERO, Presidential Diversity Postdoctoral FellowDepartment of American Studies Special Advisor to the Provost, Undocumented Student Initiative

9th Annual BLACK LAVENDER EXPERIENCE

Churchill House BassPas
155 Angell Street - Providence 

Wednesday, April 12 @ 7PM
PRESENTATION:
"QUEERYING BLACK LAVENDER"

Thursday, April 13 @ 7PM
DRAMATIC STAGED READING: 
"THE RESURRECTION OF MICHELLE MORGAN"

Friday, April 14 @ 4PM
CONVERSATION: "RADICAL JOY AND POLITICIZED ART"
w/ Staceyann Chin

Saturday, April 15 @ 7PM
PERFORMANCE: "MOTHERSTRUCK!" by Staceyann Chin

Open Facebook event page for details - FREE AND OPEN TO EVERYONE

The 2017 Black Lavender Experience is in part a partnership with the Legacy Series of the LBGTQ Resource Center, Brown University

DAS/RRT Colloquium Series

What the tides may bring: Antillean Politics and maritime maroonage in Samaná, Dominican Republic

Ryan Mann-Hamilton
Cogut Center for the Humanities Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
Afro-Latin Culture, History and Literature 

Weds., March 22, 2017 | 12:00PM
Churchill House Conference Room
155 Angell Street - Providence, RI

Jazz and Jamaica:
A Conversation with Monty Alexander

Hosted by Dermot Hussey,
On Air Host at SiriusXM
Fri., March 17 @ 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Churchill House BassPas
155 Angell Street - Providence, RI

Co-sponsored by the Dept. of Music, Dept. of Africana Studies/Rites and Reason Theatre, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America

Calling ALL Africana Concentrators!

Join Prof. and Chair Brian Meeks for lunch and conversation around the concentration - bring your questions, comments or concerns:

Pizza w/ the Chair!
Wednesday, March 15 @ 12PM
Churchill House Conference Room


Striking CLARITY
Readings and discussion by African poets:

Chris Abani
Kwame Dawes
Bernardine Evaristo
Major Jackson
Tsitsi Jaji
Lokangaka Losambe
Matthew Shenoda
Helen Yitah

Fri., March 10, 2017 @ 4PM 
Churchill House BassPas
155 Angell Street - Providence, RI

Sponsored by the Dept. of Africana Studies/Rites and Reason Theatre with generous support from the Ford Foundation

CARIBE NEGRO SERIES
Churchill House BassPas 
155 Angell St. - Providence, RI 

Eddie's Perejil
Thurs., March 2 @ 7PM

La Sirene: Rutas de Azucar
Fri., March 3 @ 7PM

Legacy Women
Sat., March 4 @ 7PM

Hosted by the Dept. of Africana Studies/Rites and Reason Theatre and cosponsored by the Cogut Center for the Humanities, Brown Arts Initiative, CLACS, Heimark Fund, Latino Heritage Series - BCSC, CSREA, CSSJ and the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion


DAS/RRT Colloquium Series

“As His Wife”: The Strange Story of Ann Maria Barclay and her Shadow Freedom

Emily Owens, Assistant Professor
Department of History, Brown Univ. 

Wed., Feb. 15 | 12:00PM
Churchill House Conference Room
155 Angell Street - Providence, RI

Fall 2016 

Contemporary Theatre and   Performance in the Academy:
Trends and Prospects

Join us for an explorative conversation around trends and challenges of theatre arts and artists in the academy.

Friday, December 9, 2016 
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Churchill House BassPas
155 Angell Street, Providence, RI

Generous support provided by the Dean of the Faculty C. V. Starr Lectureship Funds


You're Invited!  

The Department of Africana Studies/
Rites and Reason Theatre's 

ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY!!!

Thursday, December 8, 2016
Eat, drink and be merry ...
From 5:00PM to 9:00P
Featuring DJ Scratch

{{{ FREE and Open to Everyone }}}

For more information, contact us:
Phone: 401-863-3137
Email: africana_studies@brown.edu

Race and the Media Forum
Southern New England Association of Black Journalists

Saturday, December 3 @ 4:00PM
Churchill House BassPas
155 Angell Street - Providence, RI 
FREE and Open to Everyone!

RSVP REQUIRED: SNEABJ@gmail.com


The Department of Africana Studies' DUG Presents:

"Friendsgiving" Dinner 

Monday, November 21 - 6pm to 8pm 
Churchill House Lower Level

Open to all Africana concentrators and prospective students - RSVP Required

Levee Mule Holler 
A dynamic exploration of the strength, songs and resilience of the men and mules who built the Mississippi River levees.

Fri., Nov. 11 - 8PM
Sat., Nov. 12 - 8PM
Sun., Nov. 13 - 3PM
with Folkthought 

Churchill House BassPas
155 Angell Street - Providence, RI


DAS/RRT Colloquium Series

Dr. Kamille Gentles-Peart,
Associate Professor 
Communication and Media Studies - Roger Williams University

Romance With Voluptuousness: 
Caribbean Women and Thick Bodies in the U.S. 

Wed., Nov. 16 | 12:00PM
Churchill House Conference Room
155 Angell Street - Providence, RI

*** RSVP by Friday, November 11 via email: africana_studies@brown.edu

LUNCH TALK w/
RUPERT LEWIS 
Professor, Department of Government  at The University of the West Indies - Mona, Jamaica 

Walter Rodney: How well are we handling our destinies? 
Explores the relationship between African History, Caribbean Black Power and Decolonization

Thurs., Nov. 3 | 12:00PM
Churchill House BassPas
155 Angell Street - Providence, RI

FREE AND OPEN TO EVERYONE -  LIGHT LUNCH SERVED BY 11:30AM

The Department of Africana Studies' DUG Presents:

Fall Semester Meet & Greet
Churchill House Lower Level 
Thursday, October 20, 2016
4:00pm - 5:30pm 

All Africana concentrators and prospective concentrators welcome!

DAS/RRT Colloquium Series 

From Sistas Liberated Ground to #SayHerName: Gender, Race and the Intersections of Violence

Nicole Burrowes,
Presidential Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow - Dept. of History 

Weds., October 19, 2016 | 12:00PM
Churchill House Conference Room
155 Angell Street - Providence, RI
RSVP by Friday, October 14 via email: africana_studies@brown.edu

OPEN RAWDITIONS - casting for a new, devised play!

LEVEE MULE HOLLER: An exploration of the strength, song and resilience of the men and mules who built the Mississippi River levees.

Mon., 9/26 and Tues., 9.27 @ 6-8pm
Churchill House BassPas
155 Angell St. - Providence, RI
* Please come prepared with a poem or monologue, a song (a cappella) and be prepared to move. 

Levee Mule Holler is a Research-to-Performance Method (RPM) play developed and directed by Connie Crawford, produced by Brown University’s Department of Africana Studies’ Rites and Reason Theatre.

Rehearsals begin 10/9 (evenings)
Performances: Fri., 11/11 and Sat., 11/12 @ 8pm, and Sun., 11/13 @ 3pm, followed by FolkThought

For more information, email Production Manager: kathy_moyer@brown.edu

Welcome Back Africana Concentrators!

Pizza w/ the Chair

Wednesday, September 28 @ 12PM
Churchill House Conference Room
155 Angell Street - Providence, RI 

RSVP: africana_studies@brown.edu 



The Department of Africana Studies/Rites and Reason Theatre's

Annual Open House
Thursday, September 22
4pm to 6pm
Churchill House BassPas
155 Angell Street - Providence, RI 

DAS/RRT Colloquium Series

“They Built Their Own Strength”:  
Black Women in Brazil and the Struggle Against Race, Gender and Class Inequalities

Edilza Sotero,  Post-Doc Fellow CNPq Brazil 
Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico 

Wednesday, September 21 @ 12:00PM
Churchill House Conference Room
155 Angell Street - Providence, RI

RSVP: africana_studies@brown.edu

Summer 2016

The Department of Africana Studies/Rites and Reason Theatre and the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice are honored to host the 2016 Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop - Sunday, June 12 thru Saturday, June 25

Public Events - FREE and Open to Everyone:

Workshop Leaders' Readings 
Wednesday, June 15 @ 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Featuring: Vievee Francis, Ravi Howard, Gregory Pardlo, Jacinda Townsend

Participant Readings
Tuesday, June 21 @ 5:30pm - 7:30pm 
Opening Remarks: Colin Channer

George Houston Bass Performing Arts Space
Churchill House - 155 Angell Street 
Providence, RI

For more information on Callaloo:
http://callaloo.tamu.edu/

Spring 2016 

Brown University Commencement

Sunday, May 29, 2016

The Department of Africana Studies' Diploma Ceremony
* Approximate Start Time 2:00PM 
BASSPAS │ Churchill House
155 Angell Street 

Livestream Link Available Here

Reception to follow in the Lower Level Lounge and the BASSPAS.

Afiba and Her Daughters
The story of a Jamaican family's heritage, and the legacies of slavery and colonialism. 

Written by Nicosia Shakes
Directed by John Emigh
Original Music by Lon E. Plynton 
Featuring the Mystic Jammers
Produced by the Department of Africana Studies' Rites and Reason Theatre

7:00PM Evening Shows:
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Thursday, May 26
Friday, May 27 - with folkthought 

11:00AM Saturday Matinee
Saturday, May 28 - with folkthought 

BASSPAS │ Churchill House
155 Angell Street - Providence, RI 

All performances are FREE and open to everyone!

For more information:
call 401-863-3137; 
email 
africana_studies@brown.edu; visit Facebook event page


Africana Studies Concentration Open House 

Welcome & Overview faciliated by Prof. Keisha-Khan Perry

Ice Cream Social provided by Ben & Jerry's  

Monday, May 9, 2016
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Churchill House Lower Level
155 Angell Street - Providence, RI 

The Black Lavender Experience 2016

Wednesday, April 13th thru
Saturday, April 16th  

Resources:

Queer BLack Theatre: The Evolution of the BLack Lavender Canon
VIDEO LINK

Facebook Event Page
FULL SCHEDULE to be posted once available. 

BLX2016BLX2016

SOVEREIGNTY AT RISK: CARIBBEAN MINI-STATES ON THE MARGINS OF GLOBALIZATION
A Symposium on the Eastern Caribbean states of Dominica, Grenada and Antigua & Barbuda

PRESENTED BY:
The Department of Africana Studies The Center of Latin American and Caribbean Studies

FEATURING:
CECILIA GREEN, Syracuse Univ.
PATSY LEWIS, Brown Univ.
PAGET HENRY, Brown Univ.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM 
BASSPAS │ Churchill House
155 Angell Street, Providence, RI

Free and Open to Everyone.  Morning refreshments will be served by 8:30am.

"Super Monday"
March 21, 2016

The Department of Africana Studies / Rites and Reason Theatre welcomes newly admitted graduate students of color to Brown campus!

*** Saturday, March 19, 2016 ***

MOJOSCAPE: A Meditation on #BlackLivesMatter
BASSPAS │ Churchill House
155 Angell Street 
12:00pm - 4:00pm

Opal Tometi Lecture + Q&A
Hosted by the Sarah Doyle Women's Center
MacMillan 117 - Sold Out
MacMillan 115 - Simulcast
2:30pm - 4:00pm 

Reception
Churchill House Lower Level Lounge
155 Angell Street  
4:00pm - 5:00pm 

FROM #BLACKLIVESMATTER TO BLACK LIBERATION
Book Launch

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor,
Assistant Professor 
Department of African American Studies │ Princeton University 
PhD, African American Studies │ Northwestern University

Monday, March 14th 4:00PM
Brown Bookstore - 244 Thayer Street

FREE and Open to Everyone.

EXTENDED

The Department of Africana Studies' Rites and Reason Theatre Presents:

MOJOSCAPE: 
A Meditation on #BlackLivesMatter

An installation of poets', musicians' and other artists' collaborative expressions on what the #BLM Movement means - or doesn't mean - to them.

Come alone, bring a friend, have a seat and enjoy your lunch - view and reflect, engage in conversations, and perhaps create spontaneous art.

FREE and OPEN to EVERYONE.

DATES: 
Wednesday, March 2nd 2016 thru Thursday, March 17th 2016
*Closed Thursday, March 10th 

HOURS: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

AND by Appointment
Email kathy_moyer@brown.edu

Churchill House - BassPAS
155 Angell Street - Providence, RI

Africana Studies Open Meeting to review and discuss Pathways to Diversity and Inclusion: An Action Plan for Brown University - available here

Thursday, February 11th
6pm - 8pm
Churchill House Lower Level
155 Angell Street - Providence, RI

Refreshments will be provided.
RSVP africana_studies@brown.edu 


The Department of Africana Studies' Rites and Reason Theatre and FirstWorks present a workshop with Urban Bush Women in Rhode Island: Art Activating Community - Building Trust Through Process 

Wednesday, February 10th 
6:30pm - 9:30pm 
Churchill House BassPas
155 Angell Street - Providence, RI 

FREE and Open to Everyone.
Reservations are Rerquired: annette@first-works.org

#BLM:iz/ain't
An Artists' Jam in the Mojo

PlayLab Workshop Series
Thursday, January 28th thru
Thursday, February 4th  
Churchill House - BassPas
155 Angell St., Providence, RI 

Open to all who attended
previously held information
session; all others must RSVP. 

Click here for more information
and full schedule! 


Fall 2015

OPEN AUDITIONS

 For upcoming plays and projects at the Department of Africana Studies' Rites and Reason Theatre - lunch will be provided.

Please come prepared with a 90 second piece: monologue, dance, music, comedy or song. Resumes and head shots are encouraged but not required.

RSVP:  kathy_moyer@brown.edu

Saturday, December 12th, 2015 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Churchill House BassPas
155 Angell Street, Providence, RI

The Department of Africana Studies / Rites and Reason Theatre's

Annual Holiday Party

Thursday, December 10th
4pm to 8pm
BassPas - Churchill House
155 Angell Street, Providence, RI

FREE and Open to Everyone!


#BLM:iz/ain’t
An Artists Jam in the Mojo

Information and Sign-up Session
Tues., December 8th 2015 – 6:00 pm
Churchill House, BASSPAS
155 Angell Street - Providence, RI

CALLING ALL ARTISTS:  playwrights, poets, rappers, spoken word artists, composers, musicians, singers, choreographers, dancers, visual artists, digital and multi-media artists, scenic designers, and stage managers … 

To devise and develop solo and group performances that address interpretations and perspectives on what “Black Lives Matter” means and does not mean:

What do you want to change, not change?
What do you want to keep?
How can your art inspire action for positive change?

PlayLab Workshop and Performances in February 2016

Contact:
Professor Elmo Terry-Morgan
elmo_terry-morgan@brown.edu 
Kathy Moyer, Production Manager 
kathy_moyer@brown.edu

Homenagem:
Remembering the Life and Work of Abdias Nascimento

Fri., December 4th 2015
9a.m. – 5p.m.

Joukowsky Forum
Watson Institute
111 Thayer Street - Providence, RI

Reception to follow.

Full agenda and link to webcast available here.


"All Souls"
Book Launch and Reception

Brenda Marie Osbey 
Distinguished Visiting Professor of Africana Literature 

Weds., November 18th 2015
6:00PM - 7:30PM
Rites and Reason Theatre  │ BassPas
Churchill House
155 Angell Street, Providence, RI 

This event is free and open to everyone.  Books will be available for purchase on site through the Brown University Bookstore.

W. E. B. Du Bois, Max Weber, and the Origins of Sociology

A colloquium presented by 
The Dept. of Africana Studies
The Department of Sociology

Featuring
Aldon Morris
Northeastern University
Jose  Itzigsohn  & Karida Brown
Brown University
Dave Ferguson
University of Chicago
Nahum Chandler
University of California, Irvine

Thurs., October 29th 2015
9am - 5:30PM 
BassPas - Churchill House
155 Angell St. - Providence, RI

With generous support from

  • Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America
  • Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
  • Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion
  • Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice
  • Cogut Center for the Humanities
  • Department of American Studies 

 

Levee Mule Holler
A Research to Performance Method Project

Developed and Directed by Connie Crawford
Produced by The Department of Africana Studies’ Rites and Reason Theatre
Generously supported by The Center for Study of Slavery and Justice Faculty Associate Grant 

Sat., October 24th  2015 - 7PM 
Sun., October 25th 2015 - 7PM with FolkThought
BassPas - Churchill House
155 Angell Street - Providence, RI

Department of Africana Studies/ Rites & Reason Theatre

FALL OPEN HOUSE

Tues., September 29th - 4PM 
BassPas - Churchill House
155 Angell Street - Providence, RI


Black Lives Matter: 
Recognizing and Minimizing Trauma Among Black Youth

Mon., September 21st 2015 @ 4PM
BassPas - Churchill House
155 Angell Street - Providence, RI

Participants:

David Dennis
Director,
Southern Initiative Algebra Project
Civil Rights Movement Veteran

Corey Walker
Dean, College of Arts, Sciences, 
Business and Education
John W. and Anna Hodgin Hanes
Professor of the Humanities
Winston-Salem State University

Oliver Hill, Jr. 
Professor of Psychology
Virginia State University

Kevin Favor
Professor of Psychology
Lincoln University

Moderator:  ​Françoise Hamlin
Associate Professor,
African American History
Departments of Africana Studies and History
Brown University

Sponsored by​ the ​Pembroke Center, 
Brown Center for Students of Color, 
Department of Africana Studies, 
Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice, 
Center for the Study or Race and Ethnicity in America

Spring 2015

STRING THEORY

Brown University Commencement Forum Performances 

Written by Ifa Bayeza
Distinguished Artist in Residence

Directed by Obie & Bessie Award Winner Carl Hancock Rux

Music Performed by the Award Winning Marian Anderson String Quartet, Inaugural 2015 Heimark Artists-in-Residence, Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice 

Presented by the Department of Africana Studies' Rites and Reason Theatre in collaboration with the Center of the Study of Slavery & Justice

Wednesday - Friday,
May 20th - 22nd @ 7:00pm

Saturday, May 23rd
@ 11:00AM & 4:00PM 

George Houston Bass Performing Arts Space
Churchill House - 155 Angell Street Providence, RI 02912

Insurgent Ethnography:
Writing, Race and Responsibility
Colloquium

Asale Angel-Ajani, Ph.D.
Professor of Creative Writing & Humanities
Hong Kong Baptist University

Wed., April 29th 2015 - 12:00PM
Churchill House Conference Room
155 Angell Street - Providence, RI

Co-sponsored by the Department of Anthropology

Till Silence do us Part:
Black Womanhood and the Politics of Community
Colloquium 

Julia Jordan-Zachery, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Political Science
Director of the Black Studies Program
Providence College

Mon., April 13th 2015 - 12:00PM
Churchill House
Conference Room
155 Angell Street - Providence, RI

The Black Lavender Experience
Theatre and Conversations Sparked by Queer Artists of Color

Daniel Alexander Jones, AM '93

Notes from an Integrator's Manual
Brazenly Brown Lecture

Thurs., April 9th - 6PM
Granoff Creative Arts Center
Martinos Auditorium
154 Angell Street - Providence, RI

Concept Album
Brazenly Brown Master Class

Fri., April 10th - 4PM
By Invitation Only 

Jomama Jones:  Radiate
Performance 

Sat., April 11th - 8PM
Rites and Reason Theatre
Churchill House BassPas
155 Angell Street- Providence, RI 

Sponsored in part by the Creative Arts Council, Brown University's 250th Anniversary and the Office of the President

Skips in the Record
A Dramatic Staged Reading

 Written by Rose Weaver, MFA '00
Directed by Elmo Terry-Morgan

Wed., March 4th - 7PM

Churchill House BassPas
155 Angell Street - Providence, RI

Playwright Rose Weaver '00 MFA is a Rites and Reason RPM Play Development Initiative 2015 Artist-in-Residence.

Spring Awakening

Music by Duncan Sheik '92
Book and Lyrics by Steven Slater

Presented by Shakespeare on the Green 

Directed by Jenn Maley '16
Music Directed by Nick Healy '17

Thurs., Feb. 26th - 7:30PM
Fri., Feb. 27th - 7:30PM
Sat., Feb. 28th - 2PM & 7:30PM
Sun., March 1st - 2PM & 7:30PM

Click here for ticket information.

"Jam On the Vine"
Public Reading of Debut Novel

LaShonda Katrice Barnett, Ph.D.

Fri., Feb. 13th - 12PM
Churchill House BassPas
155 Angell Street - Providence, RI

CAPES Doctoral Fellows Research Seminar: 
Afro-Brazil in Context
Graduate Student Colloquium 

Alan Augusto Moraes Ribeiro
Viviane Angelica Silva
Sociology of Education
University of Sao Paulo

Fri., Jan. 23rd - 12PM
Churchill House Conference Room
155 Angell Street - Providence, RI

Fall 2014

Africana Voices: Discourses of Race, Liberty, and Equality in the Age of Revolution
Colloquium

Michele Reid-Vasquez, Ph.D.
John Carter Brown Library Research Fellow 
Assistant Professor of Africana Studies
University of Pittsburgh 

Mon., Dec. 8th - 12PM
Churchill House BassPas
155 Angell Street - Providence, RI

Co-sponsored by the John Carter Brown Library

Does Race Matter to the Media?
Community Forum

The Southern New England Association of Black Journalists

Sat., Dec. 6th - 4PM
Churchill House BassPas
155 Angell Street - Providence, RI 

Book Readings

"This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed"

Charles Cobb, Jr.
Visiting Professor of Africana Studies
Tue., Nov., 11th - 4PM

"History and other Poems"

Brenda Marie Osbey
Distinguished Visiting Professor of Africana Studies
Wed., Nov., 12th - 6:30PM

Brown University Bookstore
244 Thayer Street - Providence, RI

Colloquium Series:

Racist Ideas Before American Slavery:  A Revisionist History 1453 - 1619

Ibram Kendi, Ph.D.
National Academy of Education / Spencer Doctoral Fellow
Assistant Professor of Africana Studies 
University at Albany - SUNY 

Mon., Nov. 3rd - 12PM
Churchill House Conference Room
155 Angell Street - Providence, RI 

OH, LORD, THIS WORLD
A 2014-2016 Restoration and Preservation Project of Rites and Reason's Archiving Initiative

Written by George Houston
Music by Clinton Utterback
Directed by Elmo Terry-Morgan and Ramona Bass-Kolobe 

Sat., Oct. 25th - 4PM
Churchill House BassPas
155 Angell Street - Providence, RI 


The Glamorous One-Two Punch: Celebrity, Masculinity, & Boxer Alfonso Teofilo Brown in Early Twentieth-Century Paris
Public Lecture

Lyneise Williams, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Art History
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill 

Thurs., Oct. 16th - 6PM
List Art Building Room 110
64 College Street - Providence, RI

Co-sponsored by the Department of History of Art and Architecture; the Cogut Center for the Humanities; the Pembroke Center; and the Dean of the College

Objecting to Race
Public Lecture 

Anthony V. Alfieri, Ph.D.
Dean's Distinguished Scholar
Director of the Center for Ethics & Public Service
Founder of the Historic Black Church Program
University of Miami School of Law 

Tue., Oct. 7th - 4PM
Churchill House BassPas
155 Angell Street - Providence, RI

Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice